Black Poetry : black 'til proven innocent?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by elayne., Dec 7, 2002.

  1. elayne.

    elayne. Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it invokes both anger&fear
    in me… when i see
    cook county being
    begrudgingly ordered
    to set anotha brotha free
    AFTER he’s served time
    …been negligently tried
    & sentenced… for some
    bullshyt *** crime that he
    didn’t even commit…
    & the years that it takes
    to set the record straight
    leave a bitterfowl taste
    on my tongue… & the
    “rude awakening” fact
    of the situation is that…
    i’m slowly losing faith in
    The System… supposedly
    designed to serve&protect

    so it’s no wonder that
    every time before he leaves…
    i always—
    kiss him on the check
    hold him close to me
    while requesting emphatically
    that he… be careful…
    ‘cause crooked cops covertly
    conspiring… to crack
    the next big case
    don’t give a **** that his
    record is impeccably clean
    or that he just happens to be
    a brother to me
    a husband to she
    a daddy to them
    or a son to her & him

    & it’s heart wrenchingly sad
    …but… a Black man
    don’t have to be looking for
    trouble in order to find strife
    or to get caught up serving
    twenty to life…
    all he has to do is be seen
    driving/walking/standing
    on the right street…
    …on the wrong night
    & in the blink of an eye
    his entire world could be
    unjustly changed & grossly
    rearranged…
    in the blink of an eye
    he could lose… everything
    & the unfairness of this ****
    makes me wanna scream…

    so it’s become customary
    for me…
    kissing him on the check
    holding him close to me
    then watching him walk
    away… as i begin to silently pray
    …that evil don’t find me&mine
    & that he’ll always be careful


    © SunShyneOrygynals 2002, all rights reserved.
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    last night I rewatched "The Hurricane"...this morning I come browsing through the poetry to find your words....

    so true...it's all about colour...the rest doesn't mean ****...to all those horrible unjust people who can't see past their own ignorance and hatred...

    K
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amen and Amen again!

    Deeply profound and soul stirring, but you do have "the Power to move minds"...Thanks for the wake up call! But, I know this evil all to well as does just about every person of color..."Evil flourishes when Good men do nothing". Like Marley says we must "Get up Stand up and Don't Give up the Fight!" A serious subject done with great style.
    Blessings on Ya House!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ya right how we continue to get trap in the system
    of color that bonds us to the cage of justice only to fine our
    freedom years late time gone by
    dis continue today
    freedom of dis system will dismay someday !
     
  5. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "a Black man
    don’t have to be looking for
    trouble in order to find strife
    or to get caught up serving
    twenty to life… "

    thats so true.....

    great drop like always
     
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    elayne ... even though my son is now 24 ...

    this prayer has never changed ...

    …that evil don’t find me&mine
    & that he’ll always be careful


    you on da money Sis.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. Lady2complexx

    Lady2complexx Member MEMBER

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    Me and my Sista was just speaking on this topic the other night after watching dateline....
    It's sad that this is the way it is.......But every road has an end.......

    Profound write........keep'em coming

    stay blessed
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The worst part about it is that it happens more often than not.

    Thank you for speaking on this topic.

    What we gon' do 'bout it brothers and sisters?

    Harambee!
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Applause is all that's necessary here MEB!!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Powerful"

    My sista,
    this is a very sensitive but powerful piece and it really hit home for me, I have a brother who has been looked up most of his life and is now 43 had wasted 17 years behind bars. Of course the crime of drugs was a choice he made long ago and has not yet realized that he continues to be there because of his choice to say no. Much love to ya house for this one.

    Be blessed
    Queen:)
     
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